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Roundup Of Free Cloud Computing Online Courses Midyear Update

Amazon Web Services, Coursera, Google, MIT Courseware and Microsoft are accelerating the depth and variety of cloud computing courses, courseware and learning materials they are freely making available online.<p>Over the last six months since the last Roundup Of Free Cloud Computing Online Courses, …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

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Wireless label maker is a boon for cable-hating office supply fetishists

For some just the phrase "P-touch" elicits feelings of organizational euphoria. We get that label makers aren't exactly the sexiest gadgets in the world, but like ever other gadget there is a need to evolve. Brother took the obvious route and just crammed a wireless radio into the PT-P750W. Under …

Vessyl smart cup can tell Coke from Pepsi

The phrase smart cup may sound like yet another jargon-laden marketing ploy for a device that connects to your smartphone, but doesn't do anything groundbreaking. The creators of Vessyl, a new product from San Francisco-based startup Mark One announced Thursday, want to change this perception …

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Halftoning 101: How to Halftone Images in Photoshop

Method 2<p>This second method is a really good way to get a subtly different dot pattern, as well as a bit more texture and a “grungy” Xerox-like result.<p>1. Once you have your art set up and your color gradients set, go to Image > Mode > Grayscale. This removes all color from the picture and sets your …

See iOS 8’s Time Lapse Camera Mode in Action on an iPhone 5s (Video)

- Jun 9, 2014<p>One of the features in iOS 8 is the new built-in time lapse camera mode. The new feature will allow users to create some very cool …

RebelMouse relaunches as a full-fledged publishing platform that’s tuned for viral content

Two years ago, former Huffington Post (s aol) chief technology officer Paul Berry launched a site called RebelMouse to give media companies and users …

Keyboard Shortcuts Resource List for Your Online Tools

In addition, there are a few regular shortcuts that can make browsing Facebook even faster.<p>j/k = scroll up/down between News Feed stories<p>l = like or unlike a story<p>c = comment on a story<p>s = share a story<p>p = post a new status update<p>/ = search<p>Typing a question mark will open the full list of Facebook …

Selling Through Customer Service: Turn Customers into Evangelists

<i>John-Paul Narowski is the founder of</i> <i>karmaCRM</i><i>, a simple Web-based CRM software focused on small businesses.</i><p>The days of high-pressured sales pitches by suave looking salespeople are over. You can thank the Internet for that. Nowadays, sales competition is fierce across industries, and a popular way …

Learn To Build Apps With 88% Off The Complete iOS 7 Development Course

We know many readers are interested in learning to code. So, we partnered with StackSocial to offer TNW readers a special deal on one a great iOS 7 development course. In this iOS bootcamp, you’ll gain the skills needed to build your own iPhone & iPad applications for iOS 7. Normally $499, TNW …

How to spring-clean a PC that has problems booting

I have a six-year-old HP DX2250 running Windows Vista Home Basic, which I tend to keep on all the time, just putting it in sleep mode when I'm not using it. Of late, if the machine has to shut down (eg to complete the installation of Windows updates), it won't get past the blue "HP Invent" screen. …

Swarm Portal brings taste of iBeacon to mom-and-pop stores

Apple’s iBeacon has been hailed as the future of retail, and so far the indoor-positioning technology has made its way to big-time retailers like American Eagle and Macy’s. But context-aware data analytics should not just be for the big leagues, according to Swarm Mobile.<p>Today, the San Francisco …

Apple too late to stop massive iCloud breach, hackers claim

An anonymous hacker who has exploited an iCloud security flaw that lets anyone unlock a lost or stolen iPhone says Apple contacted him about the matter today, but he deleted the email.<p>“They have asked me to contact [them] as quickly as possible, but why now?” the hacker, who goes by AquaXetine, …

The ISKN Slate Is A Smart Surface To Digitize Your Sketches Without Even Realizing It

French startup ISKN (also known as iSketchnote) just launched preorders for its first product, a smart slate. It’s different from competing technologies, such as Livescribe pens or more traditional graphics tablet — it’s inexpensive, you can use regular paper and a dumb pen, as long as it has a …

This marketing platform helped Samsung beat Apple … and predicts the future with 78% accuracy

Facebook wants to be the social layer for the web. Google wants to be the discovery layer, and PayPal wants to be the financial layer.<p>Networked Insights, however, wants to be the consumer intent layer.<p>In other words, a crystal ball — that works — for marketers.<p>Google knows a lot about the world, …

Xiaomi's 49-inch Android TV boasts 4K for just $640

The Mi Pad wasn't Xiaomi's only announcement today. Following the Chinese company's first smart TV from last September, today it has unveiled a slightly larger model with a nice surprise: 4K for just CN¥3,999 or about $640! Like its affordable predecessor, this 49-inch TV comes with built-in …

Android user sues Apple for not delivering texts after she ditched her iPhone

A former iPhone user is suing Apple for not delivering her text messages after switching to a competitor’s smartphone.<p>The lawsuit follows similar complaints by ex-iPhone users, in which they claim they aren’t receiving text messages after leaving iOS for Android.<p>While this appears to be a technical …

Installing the world's first electronic spine

In <i>The Washington Post</i> this week, reporter Jim Tankersley follows a team of doctors as they install one of the world's first electronic spine replacements, dubbed the Neurobridge. The patient is paralyzed from the chest down, but researchers hope the Neurobridge can restore control of his hands. A …

Authy Brings Two-Factor Authentication To The Desktop

When you use two-factor authentication, chances are you are getting your second factor from a mobile phone app like Google Authenticator or Authy. This makes sense, given that you want to ensure that nobody who has access to your computer also has access to the application that provides you with …

Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors In Marketing

Turns out, something as simple as tweaking the color of a button changes user behavior or endears people to your product. Buffer’s Leo Widrich explains the importance of color in website and brand design.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the</i> …

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This “Airbnb For Skills” Will Liberate You From Your 9 To 5

Can Avbl take the gig economy to the next level?<p>More people are freelancing than ever before–by some estimates, around 42 million Americans. But entrepreneur Ryan Hooks thinks that eventually almost everyone will be able to leave their office jobs, and he’s built a new website called Avbl to …

Music Startup Spawnsong Wants To Be Kickstarter For Single Tracks

Holy incremental music startup, Batman! Spawnsong is a (very) new music platform startup with a strategy to elbow into the crowded digital music space by focusing on a very thin wedge: individual songs.<p>Slicing things even more niche, Spawnsong’s target is tracks that aren’t even finished yet. The …

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HP’s new ink-based enterprise printers are twice the speed and half the cost of laser printers

Hewlett-Packard is introducing several new ink-based enterprise printers that can operate at twice the speed and half the cost of laser printers. These are the big commercial printing machines that keep a whole department humming.<p>“It’s an evolution of a technology that we keep moving upward in the …

The New Dry Cleaning: This Washing Machine Uses Just A Tiny Bit Of Water

The secret: nylon polymer beads.<p>Washing machines are more water-efficient than they used to be (the industry standard is about 15 gallons per load). But they’re still a major drain on supplies at a time of rising costs and severe droughts. If we could reduce water use–or even stop using it …

EdX expands range of institutions that can offer free online courses

EdX's open online education system has drawn a lot of interest -- enough interest that the non-profit has just loosened up its membership structure to allow for more participants. The revamp lets 12 additional organizations offer free internet-based courses, including schools as well as …

FreedomPop launches smartphone that’s invisible to the NSA

FreedomPop is launching a new black smartphone today. Not only black as in color, but black as in invisible to spying.<p>The Privacy Phone, built on a Samsung Galaxy II smartphone, uses bank-quality 128-bit encryption for voice calls and text messages (your calls now have the same protection as J.P. …